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Poster: Crazy Otto Date: Sep 28, 2011 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?

My wife actually doesn't like Box Of Rain. She loves at least 90% of everything the GD has ever done, including the rest of the American Beauty album, but for whatever reason that song doesn't do it for her.

I still love it though but I do agree with other posts that there aren't too many good live versions of BoR to be heard.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 28, 2011 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?

Well, who knew. I didn't think it would be possible to elicit bad vibes on Box of Rain ...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 28, 2011 11:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?

DON'T Let Phil sing...

That's why the studio version is the one. That said, I went bonkers when they broke it out in Hampton. It probably helped that no one could actually hear the tune at the time.

And count me in the camp that liked Esau. The tune always spoke to me in some weird way. zeitgeist?
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/but-my-brother-esau-is-an-hairy-man/

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2011-09-29 06:34:08

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 29, 2011 4:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?

>DON'T Let Phil sing...

What??? See, I'm firmly in the "let Phil sing" crowd.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 28, 2011 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?

Looks like Mando started something, eh?

You should check out RHunter's version as elb notes; really gets to ya, I can attest. My sisters and I were deciding which to play at our brother's wake, and I played that one, and they were both in tears within seconds, whereas Phil's (studio only of course) is upbeat enough to allow you to avoid shedding tears, and focus on the "positive" (not putting this well, but you get the idea, I hope).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 28, 2011 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?

Sometimes this place bums me out - I think I should stay out of these "which songs do you hate" threads.

I'll take your recommendation though, I don't think I've ever heard Hunter's BoR.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 28, 2011 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?

It's funny; I think that everything I said was contradicted by someone, and every song mentioned has someone who hates it ... except for Ripple. So far. Sorry Ringo, I probably just threw grease on the fire, but it's far down and late and maybe no one will notice it.

The forum often reminds me of this part of a classic song. It starts at 5:40. No image, cuz this is from the stage recording, which has the right words (changed for the film) ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beT1XD0sHbs&;feature=related

Horse! Mule! Horse! Mule!


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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 29, 2011 4:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?



preparing now for Ripple-bashing ..

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 29, 2011 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?

They can't. But still, who'd think there'd be naysayers on Box of Rain? So be prepared ...

http://www.toonpool.com/user/1281/files/battle_1407305.jpg




This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-09-29 13:01:45

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Poster: drspark61 Date: Sep 28, 2011 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Terrapin and Fire and ... ?

My wife doesn't like much Dead -- live or studio -- but she loves BoR (even the live versions from the later years), and she loves Unbroken Chain. Just one more reason why I love her...